Janne Teller

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Janne Teller was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and has written several award-winning novels that have been translated into a number of languages. Nothing is the winner of the prestigious Best Children’s Book Award from the Danish Cultural Ministry and is also a Printz Award Honor Book in the United States. Janne lives in New York City and Denmark.

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Courage is to do what I fear doing

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Nelson Mandela

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Right where I am, here at my desk in New York City; only it'd be fiction coming out of my fingers.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Sincerity, courage, heart

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Probably you should ask other people about this one; I believe it's my fragility, but others might just as well say it's my strength.

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